Campus News - September 17, 2001

University Day set for Sept. 18

More than 70 University of New Mexico units will exhibit for University Day at the New Mexico State Fair Tuesday, Sept. 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

UNM celebrates the Route 66 Diamond Jubilee with its theme “UNM: The Destination for Education on the Route and at the Fair.”

A look-a-like contest featuring “50s movie stars” and the Classic Chevy Club of Albuquerque highlight the Main Street activities.
Among the participants are the University College Advisement Center, Continuing Education/Extended University, KNME-TV, School of Engineering, University Hospital, Theatre and Dance and UNM Press.

The UNM Cancer Research and Treatment Center’s booth will feature Dale Mason, the first female Legends car driver to win at the local Sandia Motorsports Park. Mason will greet fairgoers and show off her winning car.

Health assessments such as blood pressure checks, glucose monitoring and risk appraisals will be provided at the College of Nursing booth. An information session on simulation technologies used to teach health care providers will be offered at the Basic Advanced Trauma Computer Assisted Virtual Experience booth.

Route 66 trivia will be featured at the Office of Equal Opportunity table and interactive activities for families take place at the Wemagination Center and Recreational Services booths. Fairgoers can check out the 2001 Formula SAE racecar at the UNM School of Engineering table or stop by the UNM Continuing Education Booth for a chair massage.

Staff with information about scholarships, UNM support services and career opportunities will also be on hand.

UNM Public Affairs will host a “Meet the Press” booth featuring members of local and statewide media, including Larry Barker, KOAT-TV Channel 7.

Some of the 70 plus units will compete for prizes in the “Best 50s Booth” contest.

Entertainment is scheduled at Coca-Cola Pavilion throughout the day. The South Broadway Cultural Center Ambassadors – Children’s Mariachi Group perform at 12:45 p.m. At 1 p.m. is the official welcome with Masters of Ceremonies UNM President William C. Gordon, New Mexico State Fair Commission Chairman Thomas Tinnin and Joe Diaz, KOAT-TV meteorologist. UNM athletes and the Spirit Squad with Lobo Louie and Lucy, also at 1 p.m. Duke City Stars Dance Team, 1:20 p.m., 50s Era Look-a-Like Contest, 2 p.m.; John Clark & Friends, 2:30 p.m.; Alma Flamenca, 3 p.m.; Albuquerque Capoeira, 4 p.m.; and Mariachi Lobo, 4:30 p.m.

Fairgoers can register for prizes, including hotel stays along Route 66 in New Mexico, at the University Communications and Marketing booth.

UNM Parking Services will provide free shuttle service from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. departing every hour on the hour from the Fine Arts/Popejoy Hall bus stop (Cornell and Redondo). Buses depart from the State Fair every hour on the half hour from Domingo Road (one block east of San Pedro north of Central).

For information, call Eleanor Sanchez at 277-1813 or visit /news.


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